Quick, who holds the Rochester Americans single season record for most goals by a defenseman? Did you say Rick Pagnutti? If you did you either read Kevin Oklobzija blog on the Rochester D&C – or your a die hard fan of the Rochester Americans.
T.J. Brennan however, could care less for the history involved with the Rochester Americans as he continues to make a name for himself. IF his pace continues, he will shatter Pagnutti’s record – with 60 games to go in the season, Brennan already has 9 goals.
Only eight goals of making Amerks history – Brennan only needs to score one goal every seven and a half games.
What does that mean for the Buffalo Sabres? The second coming of Brian Campbell on the blue line for the Buffalo Sabres maybe? Campbell was never a prolific goal scorer in the NHL – he only hit double digits once in the year after Lockout 2004, but he was an assist machine. In his last three season’s he collected almost 50 points, most coming from assists.
Brian Campbell was a defensive threat with an offensive mind – he knew where to move the puck.
When Lockout 2012 ends and there is hockey again, Brennan has given himself a case to make the opening night roster for the Blue and Gold, and Darcy Regier and Lindy Ruff have to be hoping that his offensive prowess carries over to the NHL game.
One person who can’t be too happy with the success Brennan is finding on the ice is Mike Weber. Finding it hard to make the lineup with out an upscale prospect on the rise – the Free Mike Weber campaign has been in full force for some of the fan base for the better part of two seasons and with the success of Brennan.
Brennan’s nine goals not only are on the record pace for most goals by an Amerks defenseman, it is also good enough for the team league right now.
Second in Rochester Americans goal scoring is rookie Brian Flynn who has found the back of the net 8 times. Marcus Foligno and Kevin Porter are the next closest with 6 and 5 goals respectively.